Carex elata All.

Tufted Sedge, European Tussock Sedge

Family: Cyperaceae

Genus: Carex

Category: Grass

Zones: 5 to 8

Size: 30" tall

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade


Require lots of moisture especially in sun. Not good for hot climates. Cool season grass.


'Aurea' ('Bowles Golden') - brightens shady areas, yellow leaves with some faint green stripes, to 30" tall and 18" wide, may look bleached in full sun.


Native to swamps and riverbanks in north and east Europe.

Published in Fl. Pedem. 2: 272 in 1785.


Sources of Information

© 2010-12 Lisa J. Miner